Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac has shared details of a scene that was deleted from the show’s season finale that he wishes could have stayed in the episode.
Actor and producer Oscar Isaac told Gold Derby about his dual roles on Marvel’s Moon Knight, particularly his involvement with the post-production process. He admitted there was one scene in the sixth episode that ended up on the cutting room floor despite its potential to strengthen the connection between Egyptian goddess Ammit and Marc Spector’s mother.
“And in some ways, we tried to push it more,” Isaac explained. “There was a great scene at the end of [Episode] 6 that just didn’t quite fit in the rhythm of it and that was one scene that, for me, would have tied in mother and Ammit a little closer, because that’s also why I came up with this ‘Laters gators’ thing because then she says, ‘After a while, crocodile.’
“For me, that’s like… she said, ‘Crocodile.’ She was the crocodile goddess that’s saying, ‘I wish I could pre-judge you because you would never have… this never would have happened,” he added. “So for me, it was really important even if the audience doesn’t get it literally, that there’s some even subtextual emotional connection to everything that’s happening.”
In addition to this scene, Moon Knight showrunner Mohamad Diab previously revealed that the ending of episode six was supposed to feature one of two MCU crossovers, but both of those reveals also ended up being cut from the series. However, not all of the cut ideas were lost, as some were actually used as concept art in the end credits of each episode.
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Moon Knight’s sixth episode may not have included the origin of Steven Grant’s “laters gators” phrase, but it did introduce a brand new hero to the MCU. IGN’s review of “Gods and Monsters” also recognized how the “distinctive quirks of the story” helped to “lift it up over other rushed MCU climaxes” to offer a conclusion that was both “stylish and satisfying.”
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